Cricket Communications, Inc.,


Cricket Communications, Inc.,

TOPIC- Cricket Lifeline Credit Improves Quality of Life for Kansas Families in Need ~ New Program Grants Qualifying Kansas Residents with a $10.00 Credit on their Monthly Bill ~ KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sept. 24, 2012 – Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, today announced the introduction of its Cricket Lifeline Credit in Kansas, a government assistance program that provides a service credit each month for eligible residents. Qualifying customers for the Cricket Lifeline Credit in Kansas will receive a $10.00 discount on their monthly wireless bill for one phone in their household. “Cricket is proud to offer this government assistance program to our Kansas customers,” said Annette Jacobs, president West Area for Cricket. “Cricket believes that quality wireless service is essential but sometimes out of reach due to economic or other income pressure for many individuals and families. A $10.00 monthly credit for qualifying customers can help them afford the wireless service they’ve come to depend upon. Cricket will also be partnering with several outstanding Kansas community organizations to offer this program. The Cricket Lifeline Credit in Kansas is another vital tool that will positively impact the communities we serve.” The Cricket Lifeline Credit in Kansas is available now and customers can apply at all Cricket branded locations. Residents of Kansas may qualify for the Cricket Lifeline Credit through one of two methods: By participating in certain public assistance programs, such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Food Stamps) or other select government programs; or By meeting the program’s income requirement, which is a household’s total annual gross income is at or below 150-percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines Cricket service delivers even more value whether it’s unlimited talk and text plans for as low as $35 per month; unlimited talk, text and mobile web for as low as $45 per month or an even higher-value plan with unlimited talk, text, data and music starting at $50. Cricket offers all of these plans and additional smartphone or Muve Music plans with nationwide coverage and no contract and no fees. If a resident does not have Cricket Wireless service, the first step is to activate a new account before consideration for enrollment. To apply for the Cricket Lifeline Credit in Kansas or for a complete list of eligible public assistance programs and income requirements, please visit: Applicants will be required to provide documentation verifying participation in one of the eligible programs or of household income.

About Cricket Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving approximately 6 million customers. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital wireless networks. Cricket’s innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music® – the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at For more information about Cricket, please visit

Date Recorded: 9/25/2012

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